Arlington is a great place to live if you’re a history enthusiast. Be it the Smithsonian museums in downtown Washington, historic ports in Alexandria, numerous Civil War battlefields a short drive in almost any direction, and Arlington National Cemetery a short walk away – Arlington is surrounded by history.
But events that changed the course of our country are also found in the heart of Arlington – maybe even where you park your car.
Underneath a non-descript building at Wilson Boulevard and North Nash Street in Rosslyn is the parking garage where Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward met with his long-secret source, “Deep Throat.”
In the bottom level, D, in the back corner is a dimply-lit column labeled “32” where Woodward met with his source – later identified as Mark Felt, the FBI’s associate director.
Between 1972 and 1973, the two would meet at 2 a.m. and Felt would give Woodward information for his investigation that later led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation.
The space is only marked with a small magazine clipping taped to the column and is usually surrounded with cars belonging to people in the offices above.
But for Arlington history buffs, it’s another local historical site that shaped our country.
Arlington County erected a historical marker at the entrance of the garage on North Nash Street on Friday after a three-year delay.